2017 Lyon County Calendar

 

January    
2   NEW YEARS-OFFICE CLOSED
8th-11th   AFBF Convention, Pheonix, AZ
19 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
20   Young Farmer Leadership Conference, Covington, KY
21   Young Farmer Leadership Conference, Covington, KY
24   Murray Soybean Promotion Day, Murray, KY
25   Ag Expo, Owensboro, KY
February    
7   KY General Assembly Resumes Session
14   President's & VP's Conference, Louisville, KY
15   President's & VP's Conference, Louisville, KY
15th-18th   National Farm Machinery Show, Louisville, KY
16 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
25th-1st   Congressional Tour, Washington, DC
28   Scholarship Deadline (State & County)
March    
1   Congressional Tour, Washington, DC
    Food Check-Out Day
10th-11th   Women's Conference
13th-16th   Young Farmer Marketing Tour, St. Louis, MO
16   Certified Roadside Market Educational Meeting, BG, KY
16 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
20th-24th   Ag Literacy Week
April    
13   GOOD FRIDAY-OFFICE CLOSED
20 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
May    
18 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
29   MEMORIAL DAY-OFFICE CLOSED
June      
11th-15th   Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, Murray, KY
15 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
Various   Regional Teacher Workshop
23   Deadline for Communications Award Submission
July    
4   4TH OF JULY-OFFICE CLOSED
    District Policy Development Meeting
14th-15th   Young Farmer Summer Outing
20 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
27   UK Corn, Soybean, Tobacco Field Day, Princeton, KY
August    
4   Application Submitted for Public Relations Award
17 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
24   Farm Bureau Day, State Fair, Louisville, KY
25   Deadline for Public Relations Award
September    
4   LABORY DAY-OFFICE CLOSED
8   Deadline for Information Award
16 5:00 PM County Safety Day @ Lyon Convention Center
16 6:00 PM County Annual Meeting @ Lyon Convention Center
28th-29th   Bluegrass and Backroads Tour, Bowling Green, KY
October    
6   Deadline for Safety Challenge
15   County Resolutions DUE to state office
19 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
20   Deadline for Women's Education & Mini Grant
    District Outstanding Youth Contest
31   Deadline for Distinguished Service Award

 

KFB Spotlight

Danny Cunningham: Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2018 Farmer of the Year
November 19, 2018
Danny Cunningham: Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2018 Farmer of the Year

There is something that can be said about tradition when it comes to farming. Danny Cunningham, the 2018 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year knows all about that kind of tradition. He lives about a half a mile from where he was born and raised, in the small Calloway County community of Penny. There he began his farming experience that continues today.

Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year
November 15, 2018
Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12.

“Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton.

Finalists Named for the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family Award
November 7, 2018
Finalists Named for the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family Award

Three finalists have been named for the 2018 Kentucky Farm Bureau OYFF honor, in recognition of their achievements as part of the farming community. The finalists are Nicholas and Bethany Hardesty of Meade County, Wesley and Alicia Logsdon of Pulaski County, and Drew and Liz White of Union County. The winner will be announced at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the end of November.